Monday, March 27, 2017

1998s are UP and 2009s are DOWN

I'm going to give it some time before I officially make some changes to the price listings but it seems the 1998 Holiday Barbies are making a bit of a combat for whatever reason, if I had to guess it's probably due to they're close to their 20 year anniversary.  On the up side though, the 2009 Holiday Barbies are going down.  I've found a few that people are only asking for $30 for a brand new in box Barbie, whereas it's usually one of the more expensive ones.

The 1998 Holiday Barbie is quite a surprise though, it was an over-saturated Barbie, though pretty, tanked the market along with the 1996 and 1997s... and so on up until around 2002 where the Market seemed to balance a bit more.  Seeing the asking prices becoming $100 to $200 for one of these is more, than high, it's a huge leap from the mere $20 people were asking for not even a few months ago.

So that being said, again I'll watch this for a little bit before I make any major changes as the market can jump around quite quickly, this might just be a fluke for right now, only time will tell.

As for the 2017 Holiday Barbies, still no word yet, which isn't surprisingly given that it's still only March.  We may not see any sign of the new designs until this Summer or just before the release date for that matter, Mattel does like to keep up the anticipation so something to look forward to in the coming months!!

Happy collecting everyone!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2016 Holiday Barbies for SALE on Barbie Collector Website!

Well the year has come and gone and we're already entering the 3rd month of 2017...

Although there is no word on the style of the 2017 Holiday Barbie, stores are still working to sell out of their left over 2016 collections!

This includes Mattel themselves on their website.

This website was originally created for serious collectors but it's available to everyone who has an interest in the Barbie series!  On top of their very limited editions, they also include the more common Barbie dolls which also include the Holiday Barbie collections.  They're listed under the 'Special Occasion Dolls' section but you can purchase all the Holiday Barbies directly from them at a sale price of a mere $34.99.  This might seem the way to go right now, just checking out the stores and ordering from stores directly instead of jumping right to eBay because at least you know, getting it from the store, it's in good/perfect shape because it's their inventory, and if it's not delivered up to your standards you're contacting a very confident company who will work to fix your issue for you.

So if you can't find a Barbie for the price you want, you can at least feel good about falling back on a confident seller, like the makers themselves!

Good luck everyone!